Today is September 24, 2018

Verse of the Day — James 5:16

. . . The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.


We have direct access to the Creator of the universe, the Creator of all things. Use it often!


Prayer is simply talking to God, an incredible privilege of communicating directly with your creator. God wants to hear from you, all day long. He wants to be a part of every decision. He wants you to lean on Him in every circumstance.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6

Pray for your church, home, provision, family, country and lost friends—every day!


Dear Compass,

I am getting static from my wife for playing too much golf. Don’t you think it is a man’s right to have some time alone away from his family?


No, it’s not a “right” for a man to have time away from his family. God gave you a wife as a “gift.” God “blesses” you with children. Yet you have the attitude that you need to get away from your God-given gifts and blessings? You are way out of bounds. Nowhere in the Bible does it mention getting away from your family for perceived relief. Good grief!

And don’t think for a minute that your wife doesn’t perceive your “need to get away.” That message is loud and clear and can be disastrous to your marriage. It certainly doesn’t sound like you are loving your wife as Christ loves the church!

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her —Ephesians 5:25

If your unscriptural attitude toward your family isn’t corrected, the soft and beautiful flower God gave you will become hardened and callous. You need to immediately drop to your knees, thank God for His forgiveness for stupid thoughts and actions, ask for wisdom, and begin making your wife/family the number one priority in your life.

Tell your wife you dropped the ball in showing your love for her and want to grow closer to both the Lord and her. She’ll be astonished, but most likely will give you room to prove yourself. And pray that through scriptural armoring you’ll mature into the Godly man He wants you to be.

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. —Hebrews 5:14

until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. —Ephesians 4:13

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? —1 Corinthians 3:1-3

(Note to keep down the email . . . we did NOT say golf was wrong or sinful, just his attitude!)

Additional resources for this GML:

Compass has a quite humorous four DVD set titled Marriage on the Rock. If you watch all four DVDs with your spouse or fiance, you will be blessed!! Great to watch and donate to your church library!

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Titles in Compass Marriage DVD Set:


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